Cast: Mitchell Goldberg, Skyler Gallun, Clark Furlong, Reid Scott Richards
Crew: Producers: Laura Bennet – Screenwriters: Brady Evan Walker
Eugene, a Russian emigré living with his daughter’s family in the US, drills his grandson Sacha in chess. Sacha begins at age four, and continues under Eugene’s tutelage for over a decade. He develops into an outstanding player. Eugene is stern and unforgiving, which together with his disapproval of Sacha’s sexuality leads to tensions between them that Sacha struggles to come to terms with.
Danish-born filmmaker Lars Fuchs arrived in the U.S. as an infant in the ’60’s, and has made New York City his home ever since, notwithstanding sojourns in Europe, Hong Kong, and Puerto Rico. He was irredeemably lost to film at Cornell University, where an introductory film- making course tempted him away from a career as a computer programmer. He’s logged decades of experience as a film and television editor on three continents. Lars was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his work on “ While You Were Out”. His short documentaries have earned award at many international festivals. Lars teaches film as an Adjunct Professor at the City College of New York and elsewhere. He’s currently developing a feature comedy set in New Zealand.